Land size of Obudu Mountain Resort in square kilometers

Situated on a relatively flat plateau on the Oshie Ridge of the Sankwala Mountains, Obudu Mountain Resort is approximately 134 square kilometers in of land area.

The resort is close to the Cameroon border in the north eastern part of Cross River, approximately 110km east of the town of Ogoja and 65km from the town of Obudu. It falls within the Obanliku Local Government Area.

Obudu Mountain Resort, known in the past as Obudu Cattle Ranch, is a prominent tourist destination in Nigeria; a world-class resort with preserved natural beauty located in the mountainous area of Sankwala, Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State.

It is at an elevation of around 5 200 feet (1 576 meters) above sea level, and enjoys a cool temperate climate and a landscape of rolling grassland and Montana forests. It is an area of idyllic tranquility, beautiful scenery and breathtaking views.

  • Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar, 45 minute flight or five hour drive away.
  • Bebi Airstrip 45 minutes’ drive to the Resort

Basics

  • The resort was established as a cattle ranch in 1949
  • It is located in Obaniku Local Government area in Northern Cross River State.
  • It is located on a plateau of about 1,575.76 metres above sea level
  • It is about 332km; about four hours drive from Calabar
  • It has 22 bends, one of the most exciting being the “devil’s elbow” which is half way through the stretch

Address

Sankwala, Obanliku Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria

  • Phone: +234 807 247 7632
  • PMB 1037, Sankwala, Obanliku
  • Website: obudumountainresort.com
  • Email: [email protected]

Climate

  • The Obudu plateau has an altitude of 1,716 metres above sea level
  • It enjoys a climate typical of the temperate regions of the world.
  • It is the highest peak in the state
  • The Ranch has a temperature of between 26°C to 32°C between November and January while the lowest temperature range of 4°C to 10°C is recorded between June and September.

Accommodation

Obudu Mountain Resort has a total of 116 Units, 159 Bedrooms.

  • 43 Standard Double chalets
  • 11 Superior Double Chalets
  • 20 African Huts
  • 11 Club chalets
  • 8 Executive suites
  • 1 Royal suite
  • 1 Presidential Suite
  • 1 Governor’s Lodge
  • 20 Mountain Villas

Standard rooms
One double or two twin beds; digital satellite television; refrigerator and room heater; en-suite bathroom; tea and coffee making facilities

Superior double rooms
Double or twin beds; digital satellite television; refrigerator and room heater; en-suite bathroom; tea and coffee making facilities; spacious chalet

African Huts
Double or twin beds; digital satellite television; refrigerator and room heater; en-suite bathroom; tea and coffee making facilities; intimate with the atmosphere of an African village

Club chalets
Double or two twin beds; digital satellite television; refrigerator and room heater; en-suite bathroom; small lounge; tea and coffee making facilities

Executive Suites
Double or two twin beds; digital satellite television; refrigerator and room heater; en-suite bathroom; large lounge; tea and coffee making facilities; spacious suite

Royal Suite / Presidential Suite
Double beds; digital satellite television; refrigerator and room heater; kitchenette; large lounge and dining room with fireplace; en-suite bathroom; tea and coffee making facilities; spacious and luxurious two bedroom unit.

Governor’s lodge
Double beds or two single beds; digital satellite television; refrigerator and room heater; kitchenette; large lounge and dining room with fireplace; en-suite bathroom; tea and coffee making facilities; three bedroom unit with balcony.

Mountain Villas
Double beds; digital satellite television; tea and coffee making facilities; room heater; en-suite bathroom; kitchenette; safe; large lounge and dining room; three
bedroom unit with balcony

Facilities

The range of facilities include:

GYM & FITNESS

Obudu mountain resort is equipped with gym equipment’s for the purpose of physical fitness.

TAXI

Obudu Mountain Resort has transport services that meets safety and timely pick up and drop from Calabar airport and Enugu airport to the resort and within the resort.

IN-HOUSE RESTAURANT

The restaurant provides tasty three-course a-la-carte dinner with local wine or beer.

LUXURY SPA

In the Spa, you will find the balance and harmony of body and mind in a unique environment of high service and quality.

More facilities

  • Anape Restaurant
    Buffet or a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Outdoor seating with spectacular views of the mountain ranges.
  • The Steak House Restaurant
    A la carte lunch and dinner.
  • Water Park restaurant
  • Swimming pool (water park) Natural (Grotto)
  • Activities desk and car hire reservations desk located in
    the hotel
  • Same day laundry service
  • The hotel provides 24 hour security and doctor on call
  • Secure parking
  • Local churches available for worship and
    other religious activities
  • Safe deposit boxes available at reception
  • A children’s playground, jungle gym, swings
  • Game arcade
  • Tennis /squash court
  • Gift shop situated at the hotel
  • Business centre (currently not operational)
  • Spa
  • All rooms have intercoms
  • Gym

Conference facilities
• Main Convention Hall 250 Pa
• Executive Boardroom 30 Pax
• Syndicate Hall (2 Breakaway units)
30 Pax each

Tour Areas

  • Holy Mountain
  • Igaga Waterfall
  • Devils Elbow
  • Water Park
  • Becheve Nature Reserve
  • Natural Swimming Pool

Tours & Activities

  • Canopy Walkway
  • Cameroon Border View
  • Angel Valley View
  • Mountain & Village walk
  • Horseback riding
  • Cataract view
  • Facilities tour
  • Grotto
  • Aeroplane field overview
  • Monkey Face view
  • Holy Mountain
  • Intestine Road view point
  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Nature reserve and Canopy walk way
  • Igaga water falls
  • Retest view point
  • Mountain and village walk
  • Bird watching
  • Horseback riding
  • Cable Car
  • Becheve Nature Reserve
  • Camping
  • Convenience Research Centre

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN RACE
It is called the Obudu Ranch International Mountain Race and it’s an annual mountain running a competition that takes place in late November in Obudu. The race is known as the ‘World’s Richest Mountain Race’ because it has the largest total prize money available of any mountain race.

HEIGHT & CLIMATE
Due to its 1580 metres (5200 ft) elevation from the sea level, the region receives semi-temperate climate. The climate is suitable for the enjoyment of the tourists.

INTESTINAL ROAD VIEW
The intestinal road is the road that brings one up the mountain to Obudu Cattle Ranch. The road network is spiral and it gives a zig-zag view from the top

CANOPY WALKWAY
The Canopy Walkway is a 100m swinging bridge suspended above the forest

CABLE CAR
Obudu Mountain Resort is 1576 metres above sea level. To get there, you can either drive the famously winding 11km road from the bottom of the hill or take the cable car. The drive takes about 25 minutes while the cable car ride takes about 6 minutes.

ANGEL’S VIEW AND PRESIDENTIAL VILLA
The Angel’s View is a point where some valleys form to give a “V” shape. This view takes your breath away and makes you appreciate the wonderful creation of God. The Angel’s View is between the Helipad and the Presidential Villa.

BECHEVE NATURE RESERVE AND TREE NURSERY
The Becheve Nature Reserve is a conservation forest filled with various species of plants and animals. There are many species of trees and it holds some trees have been there before civilization.

GROTTO
Grotto is another mini waterfall with a pool. But unlike Natural Pool, Grotto has been modified a little to allow the water to accumulate at its bed, forming a deep pool. The depth and width of the water pool was artificially created.

WHERE IS OBUDU ROCK LOCATED?
The resort is found on the Obudu Plateau, close to the Cameroon border in the northeastern part of Cross River State, approximately 110 kilometres (68 mins) east of the town of Ogoja and 65 kilometres (40 mins) from the town of Obudu in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State

I WANT TO HAVE AN IDEA OF THE ATTRACTIONS THERE AS I WANT TO COME FOR MY HONEYMOON?.
The cable cab. holy mountain, waterfall, canopy walkway and lots more

IS IT POSSIBLE TO PROLONG THE STAY ON THE DAY OF DEPARTURE? HOW MUCH DOES THAT COST?
Yes, you can extend your stay if there is availability. Please talk to the Reception desk and they will be happy to serve you.

IS IN-ROOM BREAKFAST AVAILABLE?
Yes, for an additional fee.

IS THE USE OF THE FITNESS/WELLNESS ZONES FREE OF CHARGE?
The use of fitness/wellness zones is free of charge for all hotel guests.

HOW MUCH DOES INTERNET ACCESS COST?
Wi-Fi is free of charge in all guest rooms and common areas of the resort. Please request the password for free internet access when checking in the hotel.

IS THERE A BANK IN THE FACILITY?
Yes, there is a functioning Guranty Trust Bank i the facility.

Attractions

Obudu Plateau
Obudu Plateau is found on the Oshie Ridge of the Sankwala Mountain range in Cross River State. The Obudu Mountain Resort was developed on this plateau. The plateau is found in the Obanliku local government area of Cross River state and is a giant massive spread over an area of over 40 square miles and rises to about 5200 ft above sea level, with its peak reaching to a height of about 1,716 metres above sea level. The plateau is known to a habitat of rare species of birds.

Bebi Airstrip
This is a shuttle flight mode of transportation from Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt via Calabar to Bebi.

Bebi Airstrip spared the long drive of over five hours from the state capital to the Ranch.

The airstrip now attracts between nine to twelve flights from Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt via Calabar to Bebi.

The runway of the airstrip is being extended to two kilometres so that it can carry small Jets with Instrument Landing system (ILS) Its Parameter fencing is near completion.

The Ranch also has shuttle buses belonging to the Cross River Tourism Bureau.

Water Park
• The Water Park is located at the base of the hill.
• This is where the mountain drive begins…tour guide
• It is built in an excavated portion

Cable Car
• The Cable car conveys visitors up the Ranch
• The Cable car covers a distance of eleven kilometres from the bottom to the top of the Ranch
• It is the longest in the world

The Cable car project accommodates a reception hall expected to bring in the bulk of guests from down the hill
The reception hall also has a bamboo bar

To complement the Cable car reception hall, there would be another reception hall down the hill-the take-off place for cars.

Integrated Dairy Farm
Cattle are bred on the Ranch for their fresh milk, butter, meat and cheese.

The farm has birds and pigs that produce eggs and pork respectively in commercial quantity.

The dairy section makes fresh milk, butter, meat and cheese available on a daily basis

Grotto
If you are in doubt about your fitness, test it by going down the Grotto
The gentle gradient of the slopes lures you on to one of the most beautiful sites you have ever seen.

If you don’t mind the chill in the air and are a fairly good swimmer, you may take a dip. The experience may even assist you in climbing up.

Here is where you may work up a sweet if you are prone to it.

Ceramic Industry
This is located at Utanga, which is to be an annex of the resort.

This industry will thrive here because all the raw materials are up in the Ranch and the market is large.

Vegetable Patch
Government studied the viability of growing some temperate crops.
These crops includes The leeks, carrots, spring onions, rhubarbs, lettuce, string beans, green pepper, cabbages and even more.

The research proved that these crops could be grown in a fairly commercial quantity with a little care.

Honey Factory
This is properly constructed to produce honey in commercial quantity.

Reference: obudumountainresort.com/index.php#blog